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Testing Mobile Apps – Is your app hungry for battery power?

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I mentioned in my previous post that I will focus on testing mobile applications and will share tips, tricks, and tools which might be useful for testing mobile applications. Today I am covering a topic which is critical for the user. This feature, However, is invisible (most of the time) and is often not covered […]

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Why Testing for mobile apps is different? Top 10 reasons

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We have witnessed the transition from desktop to web and are seeing another transition from web to mobile. I have been thinking about a blog series around testing mobile applications for a while, and this is the first blog post in the series. In the coming few weeks, I will try to cover various topics/products/approaches […]

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Do we need ROI for Software Testing and Automation?

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So what would be the ROI of reading this blog post? It’s possible that you get an idea which helps you in your test automation effort or removes myths you may have about software testing or you find that you are in software testing field because of wrong reasons and you leave this field altogether. […]

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A Software Tester’s journey from manual to political tester

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Test automation is an interesting activity. When teams start their journey, interesting things happen. Teams become more efficient, test coverage increases, communication between software testers and developers increases, fewer defects are reported by customers and so on, isn’t it? But does it happen every single time? Let me tell you a story, after a disclaimer! […]

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EuroSTAR 2012 – Conference Summary and reflection

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Last few days were awesome – My presentation at EuroSTAR was well received, builders are out, and I had a lovely Diwali celebration with friends and family. Don’t worry; this post will not cover Diwali celebration or our home improvement project – I will stay on course and include only EuroSTAR. It was my first […]

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software testing – Physical, mental, emotional, and social experience

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The word experience has become overused. What does it convey when you say I have ten years of experience or five years of experience in software testing? Nothing. Experience, in my opinion, is a very broad term. Experiences in software testing could be physical, mental, emotional, religious and social. If I recall my software testing […]

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Playing games can make you a better tester – start playing!

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And one more post on my experience of CAST 2012. I realized pretty early in my career that theory of software testing (In books and course material provided by certification bodies) and functional on-field testing have very little in common. That was the primary reason for me and Komal to come up with testometer a […]

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CAST 2012 Enforced Randomization – Increasing the value of test automation

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Last week I was in San Jose for CAST 2012 to give talks on two interesting topics. My first talk was around the limitations of acceptance criteria and the second talk was focused on how we can increase the value of automation by introducing randomization where it makes sense. During my conversation with participants around […]